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Academic Advisor II

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
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Classification Title:

Academic Advisor II

Job Description:

The function of this position is to research problems, find solutions/alternatives, and requires comprehensive knowledge of all College and University policies and procedures as they relate to student, faculty, and academic affairs. As appropriate, consults with the Chair and Graduate Coordinator for input and ensures both are fully informed regarding actions that require their involvement/approval.

Undergraduate advising for the UF Online distance education program for Microbiology and Cell Science. This includes, but is not limited to, 1) preparation and dissemination of academic advisement for all students in the Department for each of the three semesters (fall-spring-summer); 2) correspondence and assistance for students with registration and curriculum problems; 3) consultation with other administrators regarding student concerns and/or issues; 4) ensuring that all students are registered for appropriate courses; 5) take responsibility for on-line drop/add, requesting new sections, and revising schedules as needed; and 6) take responsibility for maintaining electronic and paper files of undergraduate students.

Incumbent designs and develops a comprehensive, independent recruitment program for Microbiology and Cell Science UF online students including development of a departmental/program display, brochures, and handbooks. This will require travel to Florida community colleges once the current pandemic subsides significantly.

Assist in advising non-UF Online students when other advisors are on leave.

Work with Department Chair, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Administrative Specialist to develop and implement educational and administrative rules and/or policies for recommending new and improved programs and/or techniques for effective delivery of academic programs. 

Establish and maintain databases for student applications, enrollments, graduation rates and pass rates for respective graduate program national examinations.

Compiles enrollment, admission and graduation data as needed. Gathers data regarding FTE and SCH for the undergraduate programs. 

Serves as liaison with the UF Student Financial Affairs Office and assists students in applying for and receiving benefits, including undergraduate traineeship and fellowships. Advertises and distributes information regarding College scholarship program, ensures scholarship applications are complete, prepares letters for notification to students of the outcome of their applications.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience and education.

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in education, counseling, or an academic field directly related to the advisor’s area of responsibility and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

A B.S. or M.S. degree in the life sciences is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This is a time-limited position.

Health Assessment Required: No

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